Mega Sephora and MAC haul.
As promised here is my big ole haul from America! As Australian beauty lovers are all too aware we often pay super inflated prices for products and sometimes we have limited access to the brands our US sisters enjoy. So when Nicky from Lipstick and Motherhood suggested we save money on some shipping by combining our purchases through a third party forwarding service i jumped at the chance. Our purchases were from both Sephora and MAC.
There are so many things i am looking forward to picking up when Sephora opens its first Australian store in December but the thing i was most excited about was picking up some of the value sampler packs Sephora is so well known for. Unfortunately with some brands exclusivity agreements with stores some brands will not be able to be distributed through the cosmetics superstore and the same value sets will likely not be available.
The value set i was most excited about was the Give Me More Lip set, whats not to love about 17 mini lip products from virtually unaccessible brands such as Kat Von D, MakeUp Forever and Tarte as well as more familiar brands like Too Faced, Hourglass and Benefit. There are so many little treats in here and i can’t wait to swatch them all up for you.
I also picked up this Sephora Superstars pack which contains lots of goodies that i have been itching to try and it so happened that it worked out cheaper to buy it in a pack. The items i really purchase this pack for include
– NARS powder blush in Orgasm. My Orgasm blush is over 5 years old and i have decided to replace it as there are only so many times you can sanitise a blush without it changing the formula.
– Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. I love this formula it gives tousled beach like waves without having to deal with the sand in the swimmers problem. – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. I was going to purchase this separately with my Sephora order and so when i saw this was included in the shade that i required it helped me to make up my mind to add this to my order
– Josie Maran Argan Oil. I have been using the Argan Milk from the same line and loving it am looking forward to seeing if this is as good as everyone says.
The only negative with this kit is that two of the items had to be removed due to shipping restrictions they included a formula X polish and a Marc Jacobs rollerball. This item with a couple of extras have been confiscated (as per my suggestion) by husband as Christmas presents.
I picked up a few goodies for a family members upcoming birthday including two MAC lipsticks (creme cup and Candy Yum Yum) and the Naked 2 palette.
I also picked up the gorgeous MSF in Soft and Gentle that i had been lusting after for months and months. It always feel better to pick up these items at American prices.
While on the subject of American prices i also picked up some of my HG products in the form of Estee Lauder Double Wear and Bobbi Brown corrector. The corrector was approximately half price.
Another one of my Christmas presents includes the Narcissist Cheek kits, I can’t wait to get my hands on this one properly. I was pretty surprised at how tiny this is.
One of the items i was most looking forward to grabbing was the Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade. I went for the shade Dark Brown and am hoping this will be the best shade for me. ill need to head to youtube to see some different techniques using this product. Leave me a comment below and let me know how you use the Dipbrow.
And finally i grabbed a tube of MAC strobe cream after picking up a sample of this is myer i absolutely loved the finish this product gave to my make up.
And that was my order. It looks like lots and lots of product doesn’t it! Im super excited about playing with all those lip products and getting my hands on those bits and pieces put away for Christmas.
Until next time!